Repentance redefined: Giving up exhaustion and opening to change

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Day 4: Repentance redefined: Giving up exhaustion and opening to change “exhaustion was not fertile soil for growth and change” We had been meeting for about two years when my directee said to me: “You know the most helpful thing you’ve said to me since we’ve been meeting is “God is not in favor of exhaustion.”” As a woman who struggles with over-work, conversation about balance and spiritual practice were a large part of our conversations together.  But it wasn’t until we … [Read more...]

Crazy like Jesus

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“The soul of society is law; the soul of community is love.” -Roberto Rossellini About a year ago, I was at a women’s retreat where one of the icebreaker questions for Friday evening was something like, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” As we went from woman to woman, a bit of a theme emerged, many saying in one way or another that they hoped to become a “crazy old woman” as they aged.  Though those responses were obviously humorous, I think they also … [Read more...]

A different conversation

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"Let’s talk stories. My guess is that we all have a story of a woman whose leadership or teaching has changed our lives." There seems to be a lot out there in the blogosphere on women and leadership these days. Thankfully the tenor seems to be transitioning from the polarizing extremes to some very thoughtful discourse. Rachel Held Evans Harriet Congdon Julie Clawson For some reason though, I am realizing that the conversation being offered isn’t the one I’m most drawn … [Read more...]


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